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Damsel's not in Distress!

By SteveMoulding    
Something a little different than my normal uploads, and have not tried before, macro's. I hope you like them. I'm not sure that they are as good as some of the recent macro uploads but as it was my first attempt, I'm quite pleased with the outcome.
I believe V1 is a Common Blue and V2 is a Large Red but I am no expert, so please put me right if they are not what I think they are.

Thanks again for all the C&C's on my photo's and all your kind words on my P/F. They are all very much appreciated.


Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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21 May 2009 4:21PM
2 Very well detailed shot.
Superb colours and light.

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 4:28PM
What a great start to macro photography, but beware - its addictive! One of the reds landed on my knee and rested there while we were in Scotland. Needless to say I couldn't reach my camera without disturbing it!
Cor 9 Belgium
21 May 2009 4:30PM
Afine shot!
21 May 2009 4:35PM
two cracking images well captured
ChazB 13 64 3 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 4:39PM
Two lovely captures, with great colours and light. They are a little soft but excellent for a first attempt - look forward to more!
21 May 2009 4:40PM
Two really great images, well captured.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
21 May 2009 4:43PM
superb macro shots Steve, brill
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
21 May 2009 5:11PM
Two superb macros Steve, so well detailed and pin sharp.
21 May 2009 5:39PM
A brilliant macro captures,both with great detail.

Jean x
m3lem 12 England
21 May 2009 5:54PM
Two superb images
21 May 2009 6:08PM
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 6:18PM
Two more cracking images - beautiful colour and detail - well presented - my favourite is V1 - Elizabeth
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
21 May 2009 6:49PM
v1 for me.lesley
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 7:06PM
Two brilliantly detailed images.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
21 May 2009 7:08PM
I guess it is also V1 for me, mainly because I love the colours but also the background seems to work better. Two super images -- you must be pleased. If they are your first macro shots, can't wait to see what's next!
Kevhan 9 4 England
21 May 2009 7:19PM
Two very nice clear shots. Its good to see the whole of the insect as well, nice shots.
whiteswan01 10 13 England
21 May 2009 7:21PM
two stunners love the red one i havent got descent one of them yet
21 May 2009 8:25PM
Wow 2 good macro images.
Good detail and beautiful colours
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 9:10PM
2 cracking captures Steve, superb detail
bpearson3 9 1 England
21 May 2009 10:23PM
Wow.... this is stunning Steve.
Great shots.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 10:33PM
two wonderful captures love them both
21 May 2009 10:57PM
Two super close ups with great detail and colours. Gary
hary60 9 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 11:03PM
Two stunning images Steve
Clayey 9 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2009 11:45PM
If this is your first time at Macro, you have excelled. These 2 images are absolutely superb, the detail is fantastic and the colours perfect. Regards Peter.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
22 May 2009 4:19AM
Nice shots, well done.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 7:32AM
lovely macro images
Ray42 10 3 England
22 May 2009 7:54AM
Two lovely captures, with great colours and light.
22 May 2009 10:29AM
maggie9 9 45 2 Scotland
22 May 2009 2:40PM
vibrant clear colour Smile
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 9:10PM
excellent images

norton 14 6 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 9:51PM
Two great shots Steve,nice detail and colour,well captured...............

TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
22 May 2009 10:55PM
Just caught up with your recent uploads, Steve...
Excellent macro work with these two studies. I had planned to upload something similar tomorrow but after seeing these beauties, I don't think I'll bother!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
23 May 2009 8:58AM
top shot
Must try and get out tomorrow for my first insect shots of the season

Steve_T 9 1 England
24 May 2009 9:07PM
Two superb shots Steve - great amount of fine detail

Number one is a male Azure Damselfly but Number 2 a male Large Red as you say.

Keep trying the macro - it's a jungle down there ! ! ! ! !

Steve T
25 May 2009 10:16PM
Thanks for the info Steve. How do you know the sexes? I s it to do with colour?
2 Jun 2009 5:28PM
Great close shot

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